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Shrimp Cashew Cucumber Noodles
with red peppers and cabbage

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
You'll want to cover everything in this savory cashew sauce after you try it over shrimp and cucumber noodles! Enjoy this hot or cold - it will definitely make a great lunch too!
Smarts: Feel free to try this with other nut butters and other veggie noodles too, like zucchini or even sweet potato.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Asian-Style Shrimp and Cucumber Noodles:
  • Red peppers (small) - 1, sliced thinly
  • Cabbage, small - 1/2 head, sliced thinly ((~4 cups, sliced))
  • Green onions - 3 stalks, sliced thinly
  • Cucumbers - 1 lb, spiralized into noodles
  • Shrimp - 1 lb, peeled and deveined
  • Homemade cashew sauce - 3/4 cup ((ingredients listed separately))
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
Cashew Sauce (yields ~3/4 cup):
  • Ginger - 1 inch, grated
  • Cashew butter - 1/4 cup
  • Coconut / Bragg's aminos - 3 Tbsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Sriracha (or other hot sauce) - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime - 1, juice of

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Prep

  1. For sauce | Ginger - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. For noodles | Red peppers / Cabbage / Green onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. For noodles | Cucumbers - Turn cucumbers into 'noodles' with a spiralizer or peel off strips with a peeler.
  4. Make sauce - Soften cashew butter in the microwave for ~30 seconds. Mix with ginger, aminos, rice vinegar, honey, cooking oil, Sriracha (or other hot sauce), and lime juice.
  5. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry. Lightly salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Toss cashew sauce with red peppers, cabbage, green onions, and cucumber noodles. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and then shrimp to heated oil. Saute until cooked pink on the outside and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from pan.
  3. Fold shrimp into cucumber mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy your shrimp and crunchy veggie noodles.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (153)
Gluten-free (15)
Paleo (17)
Vegetarian (21)

82 reviews

Love the sauce! I used angel hair noodles and was yummmmy! Also, I didn't feel like getting peanuts at the store so I used crunchy PB and it was definitely the right amount of crunch :] will make again!

By: Peter
Posted: Jun 29, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really enjoyed the peanut sauce -- would use on other things. Don't need quite that much pasta water -- I'd rather have a thicker sauce.

By: Sundi
Posted: Jan 24, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Too spicy for this gringa, but will make it with less Siracha next time.

By: Lisa
Posted: Jan 09, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So So Good!!! We subbed Sirachi for crushed red pepper, since Sirachi is too spicy for me :) We will make this again. Super easy!

By: Bethany
Posted: Aug 19, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Amazing!

By: Megan
Posted: Aug 19, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

The sauce is awesome. Used rice noodles and subbed broccoli and carrots for the red pepper. But, that sauce! We will use it again and again!

Posted: May 09, 2015
Diet: Original
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